St Leo's Catholic College

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St. Leo's Catholic College
Wahroonga, New South Wales
Type Catholic Systemic Secondary, Co-educational, Day school
Motto Lex Dei In Corde (God's Law In The Heart)
Established 1956
Principal Mr Tony Gleeson
Enrolment 840 (2015-2016)
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Purple and Gold         
St Leo's

St Leo's Catholic College is a secondary Catholic college in the North Shore suburb of Wahroonga in Sydney, Australia. Located in the Diocese of Broken Bay, the college currently has around 905 students.


The college opened in 1956 as a school of the Congregation of Christian Brothers with 118 students in grades 3 to 6. The official opening was held 14 October 1956 in the presence of Cardinal Norman Thomas Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney. The Christian Brothers passed control of the college to the Catholic Education Office in 1983. The school also became coeducational at this time.[1]

List of Principals[edit]

  • Br. Sebastian Crohan, CFC (1956–?)
  • Br. Wigmore (1959- ?)
  • Br. Brady
  • Br. Garraty (1968 - ?)
  • Br. Brian Berg, CFC (1974–1983?)
  • Br Byron? Byrne
  • Alan Brady (1983–1985)
  • Mark Turkington (1985–?)
  • Terry Blanchard (?–2002)
  • Debbie Buscall (2002–2010)
  • Anthony Gleeson (2010–Present)


  • Mel Gibson, American actor, attended St Leo's Catholic College in the early 1970s.[2]
  • Luke Foley, NSW Labor Leader 2015, attended St Leo's Catholic College until 1987.[3]
  • Jason Morrison broadcaster and journalist[4]


  1. ^ "Heritage | St Leo's Catholic College Wahroonga". Retrieved 2016-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Mel Gibson's Biography/Filmography — Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment". 2006-08-08. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Luke Foley's kids drawn to dad's big day". The Daily Telegraph. 2015-01-06. 
  4. ^ Jason Morrison Claxton Speakers

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